Tyre Nichols: Five ex-cops from Memphis are charged with murdering a driver.

According to local prison records, five former Memphis police officers were charged on Thursday with murder and other charges in the death of Tyre Nichols, a Black driver in Memphis, Tennessee, who passed away three days after a traffic check on January 7 turned into a lethal physical assault.

According to internet records from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Desmond Mills Jr., Emmitt Martin III, and Justin Smith were all in police custody. Second-degree murder, aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, official misconduct, and official oppression were all charges brought against the five.

The acts of all five people—who each had a separate part to play in the scenario at hand—led to Tyre Nichols’ murder, and they are all accountable, said Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy at a news conference on Thursday.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s David Rausch declared: “Let me be clear: What transpired here does not, in any way, reflect appropriate policing.

Rausch declared, “This was wrong. “This was illegal,”

The second-degree murder accusations against Nichols’ stepfather, Rodney Wells, and his wife, RowVaughn Wells, who is Nichols’ mother, were addressed and they are “cool with it,” according to a phone interview with the Associated Press. Charges of first-degree murder were pursued.

I’m fine with it, he added, adding that there were other accusations.

Mulroy said that Nichols, 29, had to suffer a three-minute onslaught. According to a lawyer for his family, a separate autopsy revealed that the man “suffered considerable bleeding caused by a brutal beating.”

According to Antonio Romanucci, the family’s attorney, “He was a human piata for those police officers.” It was vicious as well as violent.

First, according to police, there was a “confrontation” when cops approached Nichols’s car, and then there was a second “confrontation” after they had taken him into custody.

The five former cops, all of whom are Black, who are suspected of taking part in the fatal incident were dismissed last week. The cops violated “several department regulations, including excessive use of force, duty to intervene, and duty to offer help,” according to Memphis police authorities.

For conceivable policy infractions, other officers are being looked into. According to authorities, two Memphis fire department personnel who assisted with Nichols’ first care have been “relieved of duty” awaiting an internal inquiry.

Federal and state investigators are looking into the tragic incident.

Authorities in Memphis said that they will make the incident’s footage public. The video has not yet been seen by the general public, but family members and their lawyers have. Officials said at the news conference on Thursday that the film will be made public on Friday after 6 p.m. local time.

Before the video was released, Joe Biden urged restraint. The US president declared, “I join Tyre’s family in advocating for peaceful protest.” It’s fair to be outraged, but violence is never justified.